Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Rock My Spirit

I couldn't sleep last night. Asherel has an early morning group test so I knew I had to be up early...but I didn't have to be up at 3 a.m. Still, it was not awful. I keep my iPad by my bed, so I can easily read in the dark. I went to my online Bible and read Psalms. Nothing quiets my soul more effectively than reading the Psalms. They gently rock my spirit in a comforting embrace. They are not magical, but they produce a sense of calm and wonder and closeness to God like no other scripture for me. The ones I read spoke of God as a refuge. It was just what I needed to dwell upon.

Psalm 4:1-8 (NIV)
Answer me when I call to you, my righteous God. Give me relief from my distress; have mercy on me and hear my prayer. [2] How long will you people turn my glory into shame? How long will you love delusions and seek false gods ? [3] Know that the Lord has set apart his faithful servant for himself; the Lord hears when I call to him. [4] Tremble and do not sin; when you are on your beds, search your hearts and be silent. [5] Offer the sacrifices of the righteous and trust in the Lord. [6] Many, Lord, are asking, “Who will bring us prosperity?” Let the light of your face shine on us. [7] Fill my heart with joy when their grain and new wine abound. [8] In peace I will lie down and sleep, for you alone, Lord, make me dwell in safety.

-save a dog-

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